Gosport is one of the premier coastal holiday destinations in the UK. A fascinating naval history, rich heritage and extensive waterfront are just some of the reasons why thousands of holiday-makers flock to Gosport every single year.
Whether you’re intent on enjoying a relaxing sun-kissed vacation, watching the world go by and re-charging the batteries sitting on one of Gosport’s picturesque south-facing beaches or desire a little culture, you’ll find much to do when visiting Gosport.
Interested in discovering more about Gosport? Here are just a handful of sights and experiences each of which present a good enough reason as any to come and visit the town.
The Royal Navy Submarine Museum
Discover the story of the Royal Navy by visiting the Royal Navy Submarine Museum. See the HMS Alliance – the only remained WW2 era submarine – up close. Explore the narrow decks, peer through the original periscope and listen to the stories of those who served with distinction during the last great global conflict.
The Museum of Diving
Voted one of the top six family-friendly museums in the UK, the Museum of Diving is famed for its fascinating exhibits. Visit the museum and discover the world’s first diving helmet. Take a tour of the exhibits and see how diving has evolved to today’s commercial and scientific equipment. There’s even diving equipment used by none other than 007, James Bond himself!
Little Woodham Living Village
Take a step back in time and visit the fascinating village of Little Woodham. A history recreation of 1642, Little Woodham affords visitors the opportunity to step inside the pages of history. Whilst visiting Little Woodham you can observe how blacksmiths forged metal for a range of purposes or how weavers spun wool into beautiful cloth. Little Woodham is the consummate place to visit for any history buff.
Sailing and Water Sports
Whether you’re a seasoned pro taking to the seas, or an enthusiastic novice keen to get their sea legs, Gosport offers plenty of seafaring activities. From boat and yacht hire and tuition to fishing trips, kite surfing and jet skiing, there’s something for people of all ages to enjoy.
Beachside Family Fun
If you’re hoping to spend a day or more at the beach with the family, you’ll find that Lee-on-the-Solent and Stokes Bay offer superior ambiance and facilities. Delightful for children and adults of all ages, Lee-on-the-Solent features designated swimming areas for children and the chance to partake in water sports, a skate park, and a handful of cafés and restaurants to grab a bite to eat.
The Stokes Bay seafront was voted one of the 10 best places to picnic in the UK. Perfect for enjoying sandwiches in the warm summer sun, Stokes Bay also has an adventure golf course, children’s splash park and plenty of places to fly a kite!
Heritage Open Days
Thinking of visiting Gosport between the 13th – 22nd September? If so, you simply must take advantage of the chance to explore Gosport’s heritage. From discovering the effect the Great War had on Gosport and its people to learning of stories that have shaped Gosport over the decades, the heritage open days are an opportunity to expand understanding of the town and how historical events have largely shaped the town to this very day.
These are but a handful of reasons to come and visit Gosport. The truth is that the town offers much to experience for people of all ages, regardless of what you enjoy. Thinking of visiting Gosport? Don’t delay, book a holiday at one of the UK’s most enchanting towns.